Chuck Douglas: A big win for state’s taxpayers
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On Nov. 6, more than 400,000 New Hampshire voters approved Constitutional Amendment No. 1, restoring the right of an average taxpayer to challenge illegal governmental spending in court.
For 150 years this had been the law until our Supreme Court decided the case of Duncan v. State of New Hampshire in 2014. At that point, the court adopted the restrictive federal standing requirements claiming they are the same under both constitutions.